Village High School - "A New Beginning"
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"A New Beginning"
California Model School
Overall, academic achievement, technology as a tool for learning, character building, and career exploration are all part of the Village High School experience. Students come to Village for a variety of reasons, but they leave with a healthy respect for themselves, the staff, and the community in which they live. The California Department of Education has now awarded Village the title of Model School Program three times. The student body and staff know that we are a "model school" in every way.
Technology Planning Forums
We will be holding two forums for staff and parents from all schools across the District to share their ideas on how to engage students effectively with technology. The two forums will be identical in structure. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.
While the meetings are being held at our high schools, we are seeking input from all grade levels. We hope you will attend one of these two sessions and help us develop our three-year technology plan. We look forward to hearing from you.
Pleasanton Unified School District is now offering a Driver’s Education course for free through an online vendor. Open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors (age 15 1/2 and above) who have not previously completed the course.
Register here: http://www.pleasantondriversed.com/
Juanita Haugen Scholarship Application Now Available
An important step toward student achievement (College & Career Readiness) is being there. School Attendance is critical to student academic success. Read more here.
Wheels is an excellent way to build a cleaner, healthier and less congested community. For additional information on routes, schedules and bus stop locations, call 455-7500 or visit us online at www.wheelsbus.com.
Click here to sign up for the Village HS weekly newsletter. A great way to keep informed!
For complete school year calendar and school events/community service items, please visit our Calendar Page.
Anonymous Student Support Tip-line 925/417-5199
The tipline is an avenue for students or adults to report concerns about fellow students. Messages will be reviewed and directed to appropriate District staff for follow up. Please take this number and place it somewhere prominently near your home phone or add into your contacts list on your cell phone so that you can have immediate access to it in a time of need. 925/417-5199 Click here for flier.
Letter from the Superintendent - Accountability Measures
Please be reminded that the District Office campus is a drug-free zone and that vehicles parked in all areas of the Village High School / District Office parking lot are subject to inspection and possible search. The inspections will be of unoccupied vehicles and will occur at a time when classes are in session. Locker room searches also will occur at a time when students are not present. We appreciate your collaboration to help insure that our school campuses are safe and drug free.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Dana at 925.426.4260 or email@example.com
Dana Chavez , Principal
PPIE School Advisory Board
Thank you for your continued support of PPIE and the PPIE Giving Fund effort. We are nearing our 1 year School Advisory Board (SAB) term and it is time to recruit new volunteers (and / or encourage the existing reps to return!).
School Advisory Board / Responsibilities & Objectives:
PPIE’s Giving Fund Objectives:
Questions? Visit www.ppie.org, or please contact (your school site advisory board members) or contact
Debi Covello / PPIE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review pedestrian safety tips provided by the City of Pleasanton. Click here to view brochure.
In light of Assembly Bill 165, which has been passed by both houses of the legislature and is now at the Governor’s desk; school districts must be proactive in getting the message out to their communities. The components of AB 165 are not intended to change the rules districts must follow in collecting fees from students; rather, it is designed to reflect existing parameters of the Constitutional “free school guarantee.” Read full letter here.
MyNutrikids.com® is a secure, family friendly system for online school meal prepayments and nutrition education.
Click here to enroll or obtain more information: www.mynutrikids.com
Click here for LUNCH MENU
Although Independent Study Absence Contracts are available for students and families, it is important that students be in class on a daily basis. Independent Study cannot duplicate learning that occurs in the classroom. It is impossible to “make up” class discussions, presentations, demonstrations, guest speakers, and events crucial to the learning process.
The following information provides a brief overview of Independent Study Absence Contract (K-12) requirements. Please see PUSD Regulation 5101 pages 4 & 5 for the complete regulation. Students who will be absent from school due to an extended trip with parents will be excused providing that the appropriate Independent Study contract is completed prior to the trip and all assigned work is completed upon immediate return from the trip.
Please note that teachers’ and administrators’ signatures on Independent Study forms do not constitute approval by the school for the absence, but simply confirm proper notification of the reason for the possible excused absence. It is also necessary that the attendance office and teachers be notified at least two weeks in advance of such a trip unless otherwise approved by the school principal. A list of assignments for the pupil to complete while absent will be prepared. The student must complete all of the assignments during the trip; all assignments are due on the day the student returns to school.
The period of time for the absence may not exceed one calendar month. Any circumstances that require the absence to exceed one calendar month must be approved by the school principal in advance of the trip. If the calendar month ends during a school holiday, the pupil must be present at school on the first day following the holiday with all work completed.
It is also important to understand that if the work is not returned on the first day of return, the absence would be considered unexcused, and the pupil would have to reapply to school for admission (enrollment at the same school would be based on space and program availability.) It is also critical that in order to allow time for teachers to properly evaluate and assess student work, the student must be in school for the final week of the school year.
From time to time, all of our schools have a need to use pesticides. Chronic ant, spider and yellow jacket infestations need to be dealt with quickly to ensure our sites remain safe for kids and staff. Weed abatement is necessary, not only to keep our sites attractive and preserve our investment in sports turf, but also to insure healthy, safe play areas.
“The Healthy Schools Act of 2000” requires annual notifications to parents, guardians and school district employees about the use of pesticides on their school sites. Click here to read complete notice: English Spanish
Positively Pleasanton Schools was formed by a group of educators from across the district who believe that an informed public is an empowered one. Working closely with Pleasanton stakeholders we can achieve the greatest results for our students, schools, and the community. The successes of our schools, students, and remarkable programs merit promotion and recognition. Although made up of Pleasanton teachers, PPS is not affiliated with any other organization and does not hold or promote any political or financial aid. PPS's mission is to create a "window" into Pleasanton schools for sharing information on the many programs and activities that make up the remarkable educational experiences in our award-winning district. Our mission is to strengthen community ties, elevate communication and transparency between our schools and its stakeholders, and celebrate the character and achievements of our unique schools. Click here for website.
The SARC report has been released and available for viewing here.
To view all SARC reports click here.
VENTURING is coed, high adventure, fun with friends, leadership, and service. All boys and girls ages 14-20, join Venturing! For more information, contact Alexis Peterson at (510) 977-9226, email: email@example.com or visit their website at: www.scouting.org/venturing
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The Pleasanton PTA Council, in partnership with the Pleasanton Unified School District, has prepared a guide for parents on “Talking to your Children about Sex”. You may wish to take this opportunity to initiate a conversation with your child about sexual health issues and your family’s values. Recent surveys show that most young people look to their parents for information and advice on these issues.
To assist you in preparing for this and ongoing conversations, we have prepared a “Talking to Your Children About Sex” brochure. To access the brochure, click on this link http://www.pleasantonpta.org/files/Parent_Resource.pdf. Hard copies are available at school offices. The brochure includes information on the value of parents talking with their children about sexual health issues, a list of appropriate topics by age, tips for talking to your children, and a list of resources for you to consider if you would like more in-depth information, including websites and books.
We hope that you will find this brochure helpful and we wish you well in your attempts to maintain open communications with your children about sexual health issues. Please feel free to contact the Pleasanton PTA Council with any comments you may have.
Resolving Concerns or Complaints
Horizon has been in operation for 30 years and has been housed on the Village campus for at least 10 of those years. Last year marked the first time that we joined the two schools under one administration. The programs will still be run separately, based on the differing needs of each student population, but by joining the schools under one administration means that both students and teachers will benefit. The students will gain new alternatives in their educations and the teachers will benefit from pooling resources and collaborating on how best to serve all students. Click here for Horizon contact information.
Village High School students learning skills to live and eat by
November 2008 article in Pleasanton Weekly
Running a catering company out of a classroom is a pretty daunting task. Yet when the culinary students at Village High School hear the words "production day" from instructor Kit Little, they are quick to wash up and don aprons to get the job done. Preparing ingredients and taking the role of head chef or sous chef of the project, the cooks in training do it all, keeping to their slogan, "we like to stir things up." About 35 students will take the class over the course of the year. Two classes meet during fourth and fifth period each day, meaning there is about an hour and a half for work to be done. Click here to view Pleasanton Weekly complete article MORE
Congratulations! - Village Named 'Model Continuation High School'
Village programs named exemplary!
Village High School completed a full school accreditation review during the 2006-2007 school year. Every school is visited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at the end of the school’s accreditation term. Village has been awarded a six year term at each of the previous visits, and this year was no exception. The process began with a comprehensive self-study that was initiated during the 2005-2006 school year and is summarized in a 300 page document submitted to the visiting committee. In March of 2007, a three person review team visited the campus for one week to verify our findings in the self-study and to make recommendations. The visitation team was very impressed with our students and our school, and they sent in a very glowing recommendation. This process helped us to form two very important goals that we will be focusing on over the course of the next six years – raising student achievement and helping students make healthy lifestyle choices. We will continue to use our Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR’s) as a guide for creating curriculum and assessing students. This is an accomplishment in which everyone can take pride and ownership, and is just one more reason why Village High School is such an amazing place.
Village High School fosters educational achievement and character development by providing a student with an alternative atmosphere and educational program that will enable him/her to explore career choices, develop academic and technical skills, and feel successful and succeed if he/she desires to do so.
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